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Bianca A. Santos,
Love Ari Graynor but I'm uncertain about the concept
Meredith Davis (Ari Graynor) is getting divorced but she's left with
nothing since she signed a prenup. When she's at the elementary school,
she notices all the rich single dads. She decides to get close by being
a teacher. She befriends principal Carl Gaines (David Alan Grier) and
fakes a resume. She is the worst possible teacher. Irene (Sara Gilbert)
is the meek pushover teacher. Ginny (Kristin Davis) is the mean queen
bee. Joel (Ryan Hansen) is the nice gym teacher.
I kind of feel the same way about this show as I did the movie. Bad
teacher isn't bad enough. The only way this show would work is if the
show is completely inappropriate. Of course that would rule out a
network TV show. Therefore it's trapped in a neverland where she's mean
but she always pulls back to do the right thing.
I love Ari Graynor and her comedic sense. I first noticed her in 'Nick
and Norah's Infinite Playlist' as the drunk best friend. They really
need to rethink the concept behind the show. For example, I think it
would be better for Meredith to have a best friend or a sister
companion. Quite frankly, I'm not sure that 'Bad Teacher' is a good
concept for network TV. What's next? 'Bad Santa'? It's canceled 3
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